With a deterimanation to get to Bayonne or Biaritz we covered 99 miles at 12.3mph. It was a smooth ride through the remaining forest on the cycle paths we have become accustomed to. We stopped for lunch in Mimizan and watched big waves crash in on the beach. This whole area and coast line (around 200 miles) from pointe de grave to the spanish border is a surfers paradise. On our entry in to Bayonne, its getting dark, the weather is damp and we are tired after 90 miles of riding but we are almost there. The cathedral towers are in our sights, then....CRASH!
We both skided on wet tram track lines going round a bend. We're lying in the road, bikes on their sides with bent handle bars. This was not supposed to happen. Shaken, we pick ourselfelves up and check the damage, bodies then bikes. Luckly it was only cuts and bruises. We check in to the closest hotel, to clean and bandage ourselves. We realise just how tired we both are and decide two days rest is needed to take on the toughest part of the journey: The Pyrenees!
Photo 1: Biscarrosse lake
Photo 2: Mimizan beach
Photo 3: Whats wrong with this bike?